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30 Days to Change:: Day 27-Sell Items on Etsy – Frugal Finds During Naptime

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30 days to change

This is part of a 30 day series -30 Days to Change. I am giving you practical tips over the course of 30 days to have more change/cash by Christmas. If you missed a post, you can catch up here. If you have any tips or ideas for this series, or would like to submit a guest post for this series, please contact me.

If you’re super crafty, and enjoy doing a lot of crafty DIY projects, you can make money doing them. If you feel like the reason why you can’t start making money this way is due to the little social following you have, knowing that there are solutions such as getting free instagram followers could be the push you need in order to feel more confident about people seeing your projects. The reason I know this is because until the past year and a half, if I needed a cute, homemade item, I would purchase it from Etsy. {This was before I had the time to sit down and figure out how to make it myself for less.} You can purchase almost anything cute and crafty on Etsy. This means, if you make some of the cute crafty items, you can sell them on there. My friend sells some items on websites like ebay and samcart and she makes a good amount of money from it. Her items are amazing though!


How do I start selling items on Etsy?

To open an “Etsy Shop”, you just need to log into your account, and at the bottom click on “Open an Etsy Shop”. It will walk you through how to set one up.

How much does it cost?

It only costs $0.20 to list an item for four months or until it sells. Once it sells, Etsy keeps 3.5% fee on the sale price.

How do I promote my store?

The best and cheapest way to grow your store is through social media. The best platforms for Etsy sellers are usually Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest because they are the best places to post pictures of your products. The more you post and share, the more popular your shop gets. A lot of people use LinkTree or a linktree alternative that they can put in their bio to have one place where all their social accounts are as well as their Etsy shop. This is worth looking into. Those who are familiar with selling items online may well want to make a transition to an Amazon store, for example, where they may need to deploy a different set of tactics. It may be worth taking a look at this blue sky amazon review if this is something you’re interested in doing.

What items can I sell?

You can sell handmade, vintage, and craft supplies on Etsy. Keep in mind, the “handmade” category encompasses a lot of different items. I have purchased custom designed birthday party invitations on there {You can create them yourself in PicMonkey and sell them}. I have purchased a tutu for my oldest’s first birthday party {You can make for less than $5}. I have purchased craft supplies, printable templates and tags, and many other items you can make and/or do for super cheap or free. Get creative and get started! ????

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